|Studio album by|
|Released||October 9, 1984|
|Recorded||Studio 55, Los Angeles; Record One, Los Angeles; Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles; Evergreen Studios, Burbank; The Complex, Los Angeles; Soundcastle, Los Angeles; Capitol Studios, Los Angeles; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles; The Power Station, New York City; House of Music, West Orange, NJ; Bill Schnee Studios, Hollywood; Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles|
|Producer||Maurice White, Barbra Streisand, Albhy Galuten, Jim Steinman, Kim Carnes and Richard Perry.|
|Barbra Streisand chronology|
Emotion is the twenty-third studio album of Pop singer Barbra Streisand issued in October 1984 by Columbia Records. Emotion has been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA and Gold in the UK by the BPI.
This album was recorded in eleven studios in Los Angeles and two in New York with a multitude of producers and composers. Produced by Jim Steinman, "Left in the Dark" was the first single from the LP featuring Roy Bittan on piano and Max Weinberg on drums. "Make No Mistake, He's Mine", a duet with Kim Carnes, was the album's second single. The LP's third single was the title track "Emotion" with the Pointer Sisters on background vocals. An instrumental version of Here We Are At Last would also appear on the soundtrack of the 1987 feature film Nuts.
The 7" version and the 12" versions of the Emotion singles were mixed differently to the album version.
The music video to the album's title track "Emotion", starred Streisand, The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The video for "Left in the Dark" reunited Streisand with Kris Kristofferson, her costar from A Star Is Born.
|2.||"Make No Mistake, He's Mine" (with Kim Carnes)||Carnes||4:10|
|3.||"Time Machine"||Maurice White, Martin George Page, Brian Fairweather||4:56|
|4.||"Best I Could"||Bobby Whiteside, Richard Parker||4:21|
|5.||"Left in the Dark"||Jim Steinman||7:13|
|6.||"Heart Don't Change My Mind"||Diane Warren, Robbie Buchanan||4:56|
|7.||"When I Dream"||Kathy Wakefield, Richard Baskin||4:31|
|8.||"You're a Step in the Right Direction"||Barbra Streisand, John Mellencamp||3:54|
|9.||"Clear Sailing"||Peter McIan, Anne Black Montgomery||3:56|
|10.||"Here We Are at Last"||Streisand, Richard Baskin||3:19|
- "When the Lovin' Goes Out of the Lovin'"
- "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" (this song was later re-recorded and included on The Movie Album).
- Barbra Streisand – vocals
- Roy Bittan – piano
- Abraham Laboriel, Lee Sklar, Neil Stubenhaus, Nathan East, Steve Buslowe, Bob Lizik – bass guitar
- Peter Bliss – programming, guitar
- Bill Cuomo – piano, synthesizer
- Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer, programming
- Randy Walman, Michel Colombier – synthesizer
- James Newton Howard – keyboards
- Albhy Galuten – synthesizer, keyboards
- Gary Mallaber, Max Weinberg, Tom Radke, Russ Kunkel, Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
- Ed Tossing – piano, Fender Rhodes
- Paulinho Da Costa, Joe Porcaro, Jimmy Maelen, Steve Forman – percussion
- Gary Chang – additional synthesizer, programming
- Paul Jackson Jr., Don Felder, Steve Lukather, Rick Derringer, Dann Huff, Craig Hull, George Doering, Bruce Gaitsch – guitar
- Ray Kelley – cello
- Lon Price, Jerry Peterson, John Phillips - saxophone
- Maurice White, Maxine Willard Waters, Clydene Jackson, Julia Tillman Waters – backing vocals
Certifications and sales
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Platinum||15,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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